(PORTLAND, Maine) Oct. 28, 2022 – A pedestrian was killed by a driver while crossing the street in Rockland Thursday morning.
Lorraine Hall, 70, of Rockland, was struck while crossing at the intersection of Ocean and Suffolk streets by Ronald Staples, 53, who was driving a Ford pick up truck.
“We are saddened at the loss of another Mainer on our roads, and send our deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones,” said Bicycle Coalition of Maine Executive Director Jean Sideris.
The Maine State Police are investigating the crash with assistance from crash experts. While the city of Rockland has recommended safety improvements for several intersections in town, this intersection was not on the list.
The BCM urges law enforcement to carefully examine the roadway conditions, pedestrian facilities, history of crashes at this location, driver behavior, and any additional circumstances that may have been contributing factors.
By the Coalition’s count, this is the ninth pedestrian killed on Maine roadways in 2022.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine works to make Maine a better and safer place to bike and walk. Founded in 1992, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine has grown into the leading bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group in the state. The Coalition believes all Mainers should have access to bikes and bike education, and we envision a future where Maine’s roads, public ways, and trails are safe and accessible, resulting in cleaner travel options, improved health, and stronger economic benefits for Maine communities.